Pro bono in the UK

Improving access to justice, together 

Being involved in pro bono work gives us the opportunity to help those who would otherwise not be able to gain access to justice. 

It’s something we encourage everyone to do. It helps us take a step back from our complex international transactions and witness the impact the law has on the lives of people in our local community.

Our pro bono programme supports our responsible business aims by focusing on projects that promote inclusion, the arts or protecting the environment.

Weekly legal advice centres

At a time when legal aid is diminishing across the UK, our lawyers do important pro bono work at legal clinics for people who would not otherwise have access to advice.

Every week we attend local centres, meet a huge range of people and deal with a variety of issues all of which can feed into our day to day work.


Day-to-day advice for our charity partners  

Lawyers across Taylor Wessing also provide pro bono advice as part of our partnerships with arts and inclusion charities.

This means we can provide an even deeper level of support to our Responsible Business partners.


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Panel members of the Human Dignity Trust

As panel members of the Human Dignity Trust, we offer support to local lawyers mounting legal challenges against the criminalisation of homosexuality in the 40 Commonwealth countries where it remains illegal. 

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Working with Trust Law

Through Trust Law – the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme – we offer free help to high-impact NGOs and social enterprises that are working to create social and environmental change. 

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Latest pro bono news

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Responsible business

Collaborating with The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants on Windrush legal advice

22 April 2021

by multiple authors

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Responsible business

Providing legal advice to marine conservation charity

26 October 2020

by Ronald Graham and Jonny Parker

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Hotels, hospitality & leisure

A welcome result for the hospitality sector in FCA’s business interruption insurance test case

Court finds in favour of arguments advanced for policyholders by FCA on majority of key issues, but don't start celebrating just yet.

15 September 2020

by multiple authors

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Hotels, hospitality & leisure

Hospitality in a ‘race against time’ as the FCA prepares to file BI insurance high court action

3 June 2020

by multiple authors

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